Scholars’ workshops

As one of the principal centers for the study and discussion of insurance law in the United States, the Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility hosts periodic works-in-progress workshops for insurance law scholars. Participants submit and discuss drafts of academic articles on a wide range of topics. Past participants include leading insurance law scholars and… continue reading

New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act: Webinar

This program, on April 13, 2022, discussed many questions raised by the New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA, formerly Senate Bill 1559) that Governor Phil Murphy signed into law on January 18, 2022. The IFCA creates a statutory cause of action for insurance bad faith in the handling and payment of claims for uninsured… continue reading

Legislative Responses to Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19 — Webinar

The issue of business interruption insurance coverage for losses related to the outbreak of COVID-19 has been a constant in headlines across the country. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed, and bills have been introduced in multiple state legislatures as well as Congress that would mandate coverage and would create backup funding mechanisms for insurers…. continue reading

Was the World Turned Upside Down? A Conference on The ALI Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance

The adoption of the RLLI was not been without controversy.  The result of eight years of research, discussion and consultation across the spectrum of industry stakeholders, the RLLI offered judges, practitioners and scholars a comprehensive resume of the terms, premises, and policy considerations that underlie modern insurance law. But critics of the RLLI argued that it… continue reading

The Protection Gap In Property Insurance

The protection gap is the difference between losses that are insured and losses that could or should be insured. The Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility Conference on The Protection Gap in Property Insurance,  March 29, 2019, at Rutgers Law School in Camden, addressed the protection gap in residential and commercial property losses and related… continue reading

The Demise of the Grand Bargain

Compensation for Injured Workers in the 21st Century Workers’ compensation systems arose as one of the great political compromises of the Progressive Era: workers injured on the job gave up the right to sue their employers for personal injury damages in return for less generous but more certain benefits.  This exchange became known as The… continue reading